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Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to count. stephen tells us about how some are going to make their votes count. >> angry about being left out of the democratic primary, some d.c. republicans are trying to make a democrat their nominee. >> the hotly contested democratic primary, since about 75% and district voters are democrats, it usually determines who will be the next mayor. but what about the roughly thousand voters who are not democrats? >> they are shut out of having any say in government. >> some voters are not true believers, such as yvonne fulbright, joined the democratic party just so she could vote. >> it is not really fair. >> but there are some republicans who plan to vote in their party's primary and believe they have a say in the next mayor's -- in who becomes the next mayor. >> some republicans believe fenty is issuing for their party's nomination. >> i voted for mayor fenty has a right in. >> a group of activists were going to their polling places today even though there was no republican candidate. now they are hoping for a fenty victory and for democrats to accept the republican nomination. >> i hope t
Sep 14, 2010 11:00am EDT
to see what routes are affected. >>> a neighborhood dispute about a speed bump. stephen karp was found tied up and shot to death in his he i springfield. hisneighborhood, david patten has been arrest and charged. court records show that he was arrested for asslting carr back in june, he was upset with him to have a speed bump put in front of his house. >> neighbors can't get along sometimes. a silly thing like a speed hump can cause a agedy like this. doesn't make sense, does it? >> david patent has been charged with murder. held without bond. >> president obama, why he was address the nation's school children for the second year in a row. >> how they plan to help the victims of the deadly fire. and hurricane igor now a major storm. stay with us, we will be right back. >>> check out this video, this is another view of the natural gas explosion. they have been ecking all their lines, after an explosion destroyed 40 homes. the line was inspected twice in the last year. the utility company set aside money to help the residents recover. > president obama speech will be broadcast to schools
Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
got him killed. >> reporter: police say murder victim stephen carr was shot to death inside his home sunday night by a neighbor, david patton. he lived just around the corner reportedly upset by this speed bump carr lobbied to get in front of his house on field master drive. >> it's really sad. it's really unfortunate to think, you know, people can fly off the handle that much over just a speed bump. >> reporter: police say carr and his girl friend were watching tv around 10:00 sunday night when patton came through the front door with a gun, forced the couple to the floor, bound their hands with zip ties, then shot and killed carr when he tried to get free. police say carr's roommate eventually showed up, was also ordered to the ground and when he ran from the house and the suspect gave chase, the girl friend ran to an upstairs bathroom, locked the door and called 911. >> incredible. incredulous. just don't believe it, you know. >> reporter: next-door neighbor willis palmer said he knew somebody was upset about the speed bump. >> that went over for a period of weeks. they'd go by and
Sep 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
's one of the topics i discussed with supreme court justice stephen breyer, when he stopped by to discuss his new book, "making our democracy work." i love the title of this new book. "making our democracy work." that's not only the title of the book, but your mission. and you believe for that to happen, people need to understand our institutions and be engaged with them. >> yes. >> how do they do it? >> the first step is to know what it is we do. how your legislature works. how your governor works. how your mayors work. >> you also said something of a mystery. that we built up in our tradition, the norm that when the supreme court decides something, the public tends to follow. >> there's a history in this country, of bad events and marvelous events. and over time, it's led to a general acceptance of the court, of having the last word on most constitutional issues, even when they are wrong. >> that was really tested on the idea. when you were sitting on bush v. gore, the 2000 election, you wrote at the time, you were against it. it was a self-inflicted wound that hurt the court. you also
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